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Old 05-17-2005, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so my buddy has a dell that was struck through his cable connection in a lightning storm and now his computer doesn't turn on...what is likely the problem here? has his motherboard been destroyed? could it have been his power supply? is there anyway he can diagnose the malfunction without spending money on needless hardware? any suggestion, ideas, etc are welcome.
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check your PSU

If that doesn' work, i saw your screwed.

But don't give up; sub out every single piece till it works. And if it doesn't, unlucky you; i think you're gunna have to get a new comp...dells are bad anyways.
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Sounds like it got fried. That is why you turn off electrical items in a lightning storm.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check your PSU

If that doesn' work, i saw your screwed.

But don't give up; sub out every single piece till it works. And if it doesn't, unlucky you; i think you're gunna have to get a new comp...dells are bad anyways.
Hah, well luckily (for me) I'm really asking for a friend, not pulling out the old "it's for a friend, but really for me, I'm just too damned embarrased to say so" trick. I tell him Dell's are bad.
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..... Ever hear of a surge protector for them connections?????
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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a surge protector for a cable connection?!?!?!
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Oh, well i just say you because whenever people come there, they ususally ask your themselves, so i just put the second person in.
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Yes they make surge protectors for cable connections.
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well thats news to me
sounds kinda stupid
may have something to do with the fact that I live in Cali
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-.- How's it stupid?

There great when the line gets hit by lightning and it travels to your computer.
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